What to do and see in Taylors Falls, United States: The Best Places and Tips

July 21, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

Taylors Falls is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 8 and Minnesota State Highway 95. The population was 976 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Taylors Falls

1. Interstate State Park

307 Milltown Road, Taylors Falls, MN 55084 +1 612-465-5711
Excellent
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32%
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

Interstate State Park

This unique park is located in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and offers camping, hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and rock climbing.

Reviewed By Mindy A - Eagan, Minnesota

This was a great afternoon trip with teenagers. Very interesting and lots of climbing, up very well marked paths and steps. Hand rails for safety and help up and down the stone steps. Pot holes were fascinating.

2. Interstate State Park- Wisconsin

State Highway 35, Saint Croix Falls, WI +1 715-483-3747
Excellent
62%
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Interstate State Park- Wisconsin

Reviewed By manmountain13 - Bloomington, Minnesota

The rocky gorge is very scenic and I enjoy the area but it is worth noting that the cliffs don't go very far. If you take the boat ride you will notice how the cliffs disappear quickly and give way to flat forest and grass, then there is another small dalles just south of there and not much else. It reminds me of Wisconsin Dells. It's a nice area but you shouldn't expect it to rival some of the more scenic places in Minnesota like the North Shore or Lake Pepin. It's also very dangerous.

3. Franconia Sculpture Park

29836 St Croix Trail, Croix Trail, Shafer, MN 55074-9743 +1 651-257-6668
Excellent
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Franconia Sculpture Park

Reviewed By radsvijay - Hyderabad, India

It has the element of surprise. The sculpture does not cease to amaze you. The setting is rustic. We missed interaction with the sculptors, but there are, I am told sessions where one can meet the sculptors. The park is open from dawn to dusk and is free.

4. Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation

2232 100th Ave, Dresser, WI 54009-4445
Excellent
81%
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5 based on 59 reviews

Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation

Trollhaugen is a family owned ski area located 50 miles Northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Trollhaugen has 23 trails, 3 chair lifts, 3 terrain parks (accessible by rope tow), and 3 rope tow beginner hills. Trollhaugen also offers tubing on the weekends and holidays. Trollhaugen also operates zip lines and a high ropes challenge course during the spring/summer/fall.

Reviewed By Anne H

I took my four grandchildren (22,10,10 and 8) midday on a Friday in August. And I harnessed up too--I'm >70. Our group orientation was with 3 others and overall the course was big enough to not feel crowded or rushed. The experience was a blast!...MoreThis is fantastic! Appreciate you taking the time to outline your experience. It could definitely answer a lot of questions new adventurers might have. Thanks for coming out! Skol!

5. Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental

305 River St, Osceola, WI 54020-3024
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5 based on 81 reviews

Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental

We are a small family owned canoe rental company with free shuttle service. Our family has lived on the St. Croix for over 60 years! Now, after decades of St. Croix River canoe experience, we have opened to the public. We easily have the the lowest rates and are small enough to be able to provide personal service and helpful advice.We provide canoes, kayaks, life preservers and paddles. Our free shuttle service blows the competition out of the water in the areas of punctuality and fun!Owners Joel Carlson, Kevin Carlson and Andrew Carlson

Reviewed By carrieakubiak - Mead, Colorado

Summer is not complete without a paddle down the Upper St Croix. We decided to try paddleboarding and it was nothing short of a BLAST! The Riverwood staff exhibited great energy, and there location is perfect! Whether you are canoeing, kayaking, or paddleboarding the St Croix, go with this company, they are first class!

6. Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours

220 South St, Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Excellent
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4.5 based on 154 reviews

Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours

We offer Daily Excursions 7 days a week from early May to Mid October. Times vary so, please visit the website. We also offer evening dinner cruises and the boats are available to charter for a private event. Please ignore the hours below as Trip Advisor does not allow us to alter our hours. We are open 7 days a week from the 1st weekend in May thru Mid October. Our hours vary during the year. Please call or check our website for details.

Reviewed By BagLady69Nd - ND

A few years ago we visited Taylors Falls and hoped to do the Scenic Boat Tour. At the time, the government was in 'shutdown mode' and since the Corps of Engineers manages the river activity, no boat tours were running. So with the beautiful fall weather, we decided to try again. We booked our tickets online which was a smooth process. The day could not have been more perfect. The temp was in the high 60s to low 70s with a slight breeze. The river was higher than usual so we boarded the paddle wheel in the Interstate Park area which provided us an opportunity to see that beautiful area as well since we arrived 30 minutes or so before the tour. Even though it was mid-October, the foliage was very colorful. Ryan was an excellent captain providing us with a very smooth ride. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave some interesting facts about the region. I also liked that he didn't talk the entire time, only when he had specific landmarks to point out. A ver relaxing, beautiful day to be on The Princess and in Taylors Falls.

7. Fawn Doe Rosa Wildlife Educational Park

2131 Highway 8, Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024-9271 +1 715-483-3772
Excellent
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Fawn Doe Rosa Wildlife Educational Park

Reviewed By Mary M - Minneapolis, Minnesota

If your child is into animals, this is a must see!
We had our daughters 8th birthday at Fawn Doe Rosa, and the staff (*Tammi) and attention we got was extremely positive! I would recommend visiting, great little park! and very very clean for all the animals they have!

8. Cascade Falls

Cascade St, Osceola, WI
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5 based on 62 reviews

Cascade Falls

Reviewed By BillW611 - Ripon, WI

My wife and I visited the Falls during our last morning in Osceola. They are impressive. There is also a short, but extremely well maintained, trail along the creek at the base of the Falls. There is also a brochure available there with information about other short trails around town.

9. Wild Mountain Winery

16906 Wild Mountain Rd, Taylors Falls, MN 55084-1796 +1 651-583-3585
Excellent
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Wild Mountain Winery

Reviewed By HopheadWI

We stopped here on a wine tour with a group of friends. We paired up and completed the tasting (good deal for two people). I was previously here in the winter and we stayed in the tasting room by the wood burning stove. During this recent visit, we snagged a table outside and enjoyed the fall day. Gorgeous setting between the changing leaves and the vineyard. There is the option to complete a self-guided tour through the vineyard as well. Service is friendly and prices reasonable. This is a family business - one is supporting local small business when spending time here!

Side note: There is often a special on purchasing wine. Typically there is an option to buy 2 get 1 free on specific wines. Be sure to ask!

10. St Croix National Scenic Riverway

401 N Hamilton St, Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024-9214
Excellent
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

St Croix National Scenic Riverway

Reviewed By TryppAdams - Minneapolis, Minnesota

We canoed down the St. Croix from sunrise landing to St. Croix Falls, Lions Park. It's not the most exciting stretch of the St. Croix River but it's still beautiful. Campsites were easy to find out of sunrise landing but as we approached St. Croix Falls things were pretty full where boats could pass. Thankfully we found the last campsite on the Wisconsin side before Lions Park which is right on the Ice Age Trail.

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